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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
for the country of afghanistan and a portent for nato and the united states of america. >> i know my time is up. general rodriguez, i would like your answer on why this matters to our country. we have sacrificed so much there. why does the outcome of afghanistan matter? >> it is one of the things that was one of the objectives, that it never became a haven for al qaeda, so that we can protect the homeland and our interests worldwide. >> thank you. i will have follow-up questions for both of you. >> general, thank you for your service to the army into the nation. i cannot think of two more dedicated and experienced officers to leave our forces in the various areas of command you have been assigned. quebec -- correct me if i am wrong, you were a major general in afghanistan. you were a three-star in iraq in the multinational forces. you are one of the few going into a.o. where you have current -- you have commanded every level. is that correct? >> that is correct. >> one of the issues we have touched upon is iraq. from your perspective, are the problems more political in nature or more military c
Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
the interpreters who have worked for nato forces. the afghans who have worked for foreigners reprobation announced they were waiting for asylum. >> this shows the death threats he has received from the taliban. >> this was the call i received last night in a translated. soon you will see punishment. >> after working for the british ministry, he is now in hiding. soon to be granted asylum in the u.k. his pleas have been in vain so far. >> the first target were the interest. they will top our heads off. it proves the british military of government to convince them my life is in danger. >> he is not alone. we were approached by a group of into vouchers still serving the purchase forces but now fearful of what will happen when they leave. the fact that we cannot show their faces only highlights the dangers they face. >> they will land in deep trouble. they will target mean to kill me. >> among local people, they are infidels to us, it too. they put their lives on the lines, joining troops on patrol. more than 20 interest are the lost their lives. people who did the same job in iraq or offered asylum.
Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
think the big issues here have to do not so much with the nato meeting because with all due respect to n.a.t.o. it's a great organization, i don't know of any huge n.a.t.o. decisions that are up coming in the next few weeks. but the sequestration looms and you well know, and the iran management looms. we have to make decisions on afghanistan. but the president just made most of those for the time being. again, i think it's sequestration and iran probably that demands hagel get up to speed quickly. that's where i would want him confirmed to engage on those debates as soon as possible. >> michael: i would suspect there would be republican glee in embarrassing the president having to send in sitting but lame duck secretary to nato. so i feel like that's part of what they want tad. to do. >> very quickly. you're right. any particular incident like that may factor in at a detailed level. but the fundamental question here the fundamental issue is that republicans don't really like chuck hagel very well. they don't agree with most of his position. they has feel a little bit of a sense of betrayal by
Feb 10, 2013 5:30am PST
>> nato get a top man in afghanistan'. >> this is al-jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also coming up, testing it's might. thousands in the capital. happy chinese new year. millions welcoming the new year of the snake. industry allies in washington and how they're helping to keep the people back. a new commander is in charge of nato forces in afghanistan. he has been given the responsibility of winding down the longest war. dunfor ofd took command and he will be handing over security to the afghan security forces. >> what has not changed is the will of this coalition. what has not changed is the discipline and the spirit of the team. what has not changed is the growing capability of our f. kemp partners and the afghan national security forces. what has not changed is our commitment to accomplish the mission. more importantly, what has not changed is the inevitability of our success. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan faces tough challenges. among them, republicans questioning whether he is the right man for the job. >> with the u.s. looking forward to december 31st,
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
.... allen handed the isaf flag over to a nato representttive whhothhn handed it over to dunnord. allen waa nnminated to become the head of nato forces in europe. 3 singer chris brown is recovering this morning fter -&ppolicc say his car slammed into aawall. wall. brown told beverlyyhills police that he -3 was being chasee by some 3 his orsche. he wasn't -hurt. & 3 ----nats oo singing----- --- music's biggest niggt ps here. the grammy's aii tonight so get reaay ffr some -list perrormances. elton john will be playing sheeran.. john who has performed at several grammy awards say he's looking forward to collaboraaing. "the fun oo it for me is & playing with other people. i play on my wn all the time, so playing with his guy and the band like that,,with mumffrd & soos, and the people in he baadd- zac brown, and mavis, and brittany, it's just a no bbaiier howwmuch fun it is." is." tayyor swifft is the opening act. p she's nooiiated for thhee grammy awards. 3 forget the tr
Feb 11, 2013 8:30am EST
, and pricewaterhousecoopers llp. >> next time on great decisions: for 63 years the u.s. has been part of the nato alliance, but is nato still an important safeguard for americans or is it simply a money pit? joint strike: nato and the u.s. in the 21st century. next time on great decisions.
Feb 14, 2013 4:30am EST
of this year. >> but a controversial nato strike is fueling new tension there. >> reporter: afghan president says it's time for afghan soldiers to take charge of their country's future. he says local security forces are ready to replace american troops. but many ordinary afghans say the u.s. is leaving too soon. >> over the next year, another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: president obama says the 11-year conflict is finally coming to a close. but as he put the finishing touches on his state of the union address, the war claimed another round of victims. afghan government officials say a nato air strike killed at least 10 civilians, half of them children, in the remote mountains of eastern afghanistan. killing the innocent while hunting insurgents has long made this conflict controversial. analysts say the country's violence will likely continue long after u.s. troops depart. >> i think what matters to them is getting their people out, getting their kids out, be
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Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
originally nominated as nato supreme allied commander europe is being one source tells fox news, "pushed out the door." general john allen was chosen some time ago for the post. but the nomination expired in an uncomfortable investigation in to the general's e-mail exchanges with tampa socialitegill keley -- socialite jill kelley. he was leery of rehashing the issue in con fiormation process. a source tells ed henry allen was pushed out by the white house and will retire. requested if they pushed allen out, the administration officials point to comments by it was secretary leon panetta who today lauded allen's service. but did not say if he wants him renominated. he told him to "think about what you need to do." allen's e-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to know if brennan believes the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike again
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
half of the u.s. forces in afghanistan will withdraw by early next year to nato secretary general says that the announcement is part of the game plan. >> president obama's announcement yesterday is in full accordance with the road map we have outlined. we will gradually hand over responsibility to the afghans. that process will be completed by the end of 2014. from now until the end of 2014, you will see a gradual drawdown of international troops. >> to withdraw will bring 34,000 american troops home from afghanistan. today is the fourth day aboard the carnival cruise ship triumph without power. an engine fire stranded the cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. there are 2000 working toilets on board, but many passengers on board. another ship has brought food and supplies, but the triumph will not make it to port until tonight at the earliest. carnival's president apologized, but relatives of -- families of those say that the company is telling a different story on board. >> pretty isolated in nature. lower rain across the lower eastern shore. heaviest is further down to the south across
Feb 14, 2013 5:00am EST
& of "the ddrk knight rises." nato's top commander... is now coosidering retirement.sourcess close to general john allen say he may take time off to speed with his family... before taaing on another & assignment. general llen spent nearly tww years as &pcommander of nnto ffrces in & afghanistan....before finding -3 pimself aught in scandal over embarrassing e-maiis with floridd occalite jill kelley. affer months of invvstigating... llen waa - cleared of any wwongdoing..-&p3&pafferr5 days strrnded on the paaer... tte carrivalltriumph & will make its way back to land pxpected a relaaing caribbeaa &ptelll us... this trip as left sooe witt bad experience. & experience. &pthe trouble on the carnival triumph started ssnday... whee a fire broke out in the engiie plectrical power to go out. thattmeant no engine power and no air conditioning...right nowwabbarr tte ssip there are...-more than three thousann crrw members...-and aa handful of working reetroomms (mick-kerry-ggn's))daughter ann ex-husband are on board. eaten onion sandwiches and phee weee askin
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
for chuck hagel. next week a nato meeting of defense ministers is scheduled in brussels. but given the way chuck hagel's nomination is going, it's possible the u.s. may not have a new defense secretary there or leon panetta may be forced to go there steed. yesterday, the senate began the odd procedural dance that is required for cloture, the process for ending senate debate. >> nomination, department of defense, charles timothy hagel of nebraska, to be secretary of defense. >> mr. president, i sent a cloture motion to the desk and ask the clerk to report. this is the first time in the history of our country that a presidential nominee for secretary of defense has been filibustered. what a shame. >> the requirement of 60 votes for a cabinet appointee is almost unprecedented. only two cabinet appointments have ever been filibustered, according to the senate historian's office. verity in 1978 and dirk kempthorne. no appointment has ever been successfully filibustered, by the way. yesterday, senator jim inhofe, ranking member of the armed services committee, claimed republicans weren't filibus
Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
, the united states will meet with our allies to talk about the transition in afghanistan at the nato defense ministerial, and our next secretary of defense should be there. for the sake of national security, it's time to stop playing politics with our department of defense and to move beyond the distractions and delay. allow this war hero an up or down vote, and let our troops have the secretary of defense they deserve." do you remember when the top democrat in the senate, harry reid, declared just a few weeks ago the democrats would not change the rules in the senate? remember that? wouldn't change the rules to stop senate republicans from abusing the process there. harry reid decided he would just instead make a handshake deal with the republicans' top senator, mitch mcconnell. he said he was satisfied with the republicans just agreeing to be more reasonable on issues like this. remember? they wouldn't change the filibuster rules. they would just agree as gentlemen that the republicans would curtail the excesses of filibustering everything and effectively ruling from the minority. democrat
Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm PST
been killed in a nato airstrike. victims reportedly included several children. the attack happened near the border with pakistan. officials say taliban fighters were also killed in the air strike. >> officials in california say they believe a former police officer who was the subject of a week-long manhunt is dead. a charred body has been found in a remote cabin where christopher dorner had barricaded himself. dorner is suspected of killing three people last week before going on the run. >> heavy snowfall in ukraine has collapsed building belonging to the chernobyl nuclear power plant. no radiation was released. the building was located around 70 meters from the damaged reactor where workers are building a new containment shell. chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986. >> and now to sports news, football. the champions league round of 16 is under way. >> today, manchester united plays madrid, and the reigning champions, dortmund travel. their focus will be firmly set on a place with the champions league quarter finals. >> dortmund go into the game off the ba
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
security control of nato combat troops leave the country by the end of 2014. time is running out for the government to prove this. nhk world, kabul. >>> police in india have arrested at least three people >>> japan's northern island of h hokkaido is known for extreme weather. tomamu combines both. we have the view from there. >> reporter: we're here today in a village that is part of a ski resort. it is 150 kilometers east of hokkaido's capital. we saved the coldest for last. it is 10 degrees below zero. that is perfect for a place called ice village. like the name suggests, the village is made completely out of ice. it includes an ice rink and a few dome-like buildings called ice shells. here you'll find a restaurant, over there a souvenir shop and as well to my right you'll find a place where you can make your very own snowflake key chains but over here it looks like a lot of people are having fun. so let'sheck this out. this is called the crystal bar. as you can see, the outside looks exactly like an igloo. everything is made out of ice. let's take a look inside as well. every
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
, technical support and some presence of troops in afghanistan, we will have stability. >> nato-led forces are working to improve the capabilities of afghanistan's security services. a limited number of u.s. troops are expected to remain in a support role after 2014, but president obama has not given details of the size and scope of any residual force. >> japanese prime minister shinzo abe says he wants to work with the u.s. to impose sanctions on north korea following the country's third nuclear test. >> translator: north korea says it has succeeded in miniaturizing its nuclear arsenal which could pose a grave threat to the u.s. and other countries. >> abe was speaking at a lower-house committee. he stressed u.s. leadership is essential in any effort to penalize the north. >> translator: financial sanctions would be effective. the leadership of the united states is necessary in prthis. >> abe indicated he will ask u.s. leaders to put north korea back on their list of states response organize terrorism and he added he will also work with officials of china and russia, which are permanent m
Feb 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
in afghanistan as a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded general john allen who has been in command for the last 19 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping cough. it's a bacterial infection that can be fatal to very young children, while it was almost gone at one time, cases are now on the rise. nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman has more on this tonight. >> reporter: 2012 was america's worst year for whooping cough in more than six decades. >> there's a tremendous outbreak of whooping cough across the united states right now. >> reporter: as scientists try to figure out how to better p
Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
. at the same time, an earthquake was detected in the area with a magnitude between 4.9 and 5.2. nato is calling the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally
Feb 12, 2013 5:30am PST
. >> nato says the test poses a grave step to its international peace. the u.s. president has called it a highly provocative act that undermines regional stability. a spokesman for the un secretary general says that ban ki-moon considered it deeply the stabilizing, a clear and grave violation of the relevant security council reberesolution. >> the british foreign secretary says that he strongly condemns this, which is a violation of u.n. security council resolutions. the un will begin urgent consultations with security partners, calling for a robust response. north carroll's quest for nuclear weapons goes back years. in 1993 it withdrew its support for the nuclear nonproliferation tree pollen. less than 10 years later, pyeongchang admitted that it had a highly enriched uranium program. in 2006, a one-pillich and explosion occurred. the second test was carried out its 2009. last year it successfully launched a satellite into orbit. many believe that was a ballistic missile test. this latest tests has alarmed the international community that the u.n. security council will hold an emerg
Feb 8, 2013 6:30pm PST
the department of public works bureau of street use and mapping. application nato 12mff0083. is the appellant in the room? i do not see the apellant in the room and we have not seen the appellant here this evening. we have the department here. if you would like to have the department speak? >> sure. >> good evening commissioners. john kwong from the department of public works once again. in this specific case for this permit for the service of chai tea at 79 new montgomery, the department denied in it this case for like foods. in the evaluation there is a starbucks coffee and jumba juice, who serve similar types of drinks it's relates to tai chi or chai coffee in this case. we denied it and we believe in the evaluation what was appropriate based upon the guidelines. thank you. >> thank you. is there any public comment? i'm going to give you two. i'm barry hearing it right now. >> eke. i also have 102-degree fever. i would like my three minutes. thank you. >> i have to give you two. >> you can have three. let's not fight about this. go ahead and take your three. >> i wasn't notified ab
Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
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Feb 9, 2013 5:15pm EST
to assist our sisters and brothers in whatever they seek going forward. the united states has left or nato has left no serious -- one of the things that would worry us, for instance, is that the border is becoming increasingly volatile. and where we see -- we have been constantly asking for narcotics interdiction on that border. it didn't become part of the nato charter. so these are non-glamorous issues but this is the here and now for us. we have over 800 border check posts just for smuggling. and for instance when the nitrate issue was brought up, ber interdicting more than anything else than border. there is nothing close to interdiction capability on the other side of that border which used to be regional command dees. >> now of course the post is something -- the ratio is close to eight to one which we have 800 check post, they have a hundred. >> this needs to be looked at more seriously, these issues need to be looked at far more seriously. >> we have about five minutes left. >> interior, first of all, on this question of u.s. role on the draw down. since you bring up the question o
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
refugee numbers every single month. >> a marine general has assumed control of the as led nato occupation force in afghanistan replacing john allen. dunford is expected to be the last commander of nato troops before combat operations end in 2014. all the thousands of soldiers will remain behind. in his outgoing address, john allen said the u.s. is winning the war in afghanistan. >> afghan forces defending afghan people and enabling the governments of this country to serve its citizens, this is victory. this is what winning looks like. we should not shrink from using these words. i've lived afghanistan will never again be a safe haven to terrorists -- i believe afghanistan will never again be a safe haven to terrorists and the scourge of the plague of the world. >> the obama administration plans to nominate alan to serve as the next supreme allied commander after he was cleared of misconduct in the scandal of the ousted david petraeus. israeli forces have dismantled a number -- another palestinian encampment challenging the settlement growth in the west bank. activists erected tents near h
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
a nato attack that took out top taliban leaders. three commanders, including a notorious al qaeda linked military leader were killed in the air raid. officials say five children and four women also died in that attack. nato is investigating. the mission supported u.s. and afghan forces on the ground in the taliban-controlled area. angie goff at the live dress being, news 4. >>> a much quieter french quarter this morning. cleaning crews have taken the place of crowds on bourbon street. an estimated million people traveled there this year. it helped to generate $144 million for the gulf coast economy. >>> churches across the d.c. area will celebrate ash wednesday and the beginning of lent. hundreds are expected in st. matthew in dupont circle. that's where archbishop of washington will lead a mass after noon today. the symbolic marking on the forehead represents repentance. it's a time of spiritual reflection. >>> one church will try to accommodate christians. st. george's pipst episcopal will offer ashes to go outside the clarendon and virginia metro stops during the morning and evening c
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> tony tull live in northeast. thanks, tony. >> following breaking news. a nato air strike in eastern afghanistan killed ten civilians nine of them women and children. the attack targeted a taliban hideout. three taliban commanders were also killed in the strike. nato forces are investigating and they take the allegations of civilian death very seriously. >>> 6:17 now. moments ago, the pope made his first comments since announcing his resignation. a live look at vatican city. the pope made his address there about an hour ago. you can still see huge crowds of people gathered at st. peter's square. an ecstatic kraut greeted the pope. he told them he's aware of the gravity of his decision but prayer and christ will help guide the church. the pope will celebrate ash wednesday mass later today at st. peter's basilica. the pope's last address will likely be february 27th. one day before he steps down. >>> as christians around the world mark ash wednesday, one virginia church hopes to reach people who can't make it to church. there will be ashes to go at the clarn ton and virginia square met
Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
general in the longest war in u.s. history. he is assuming command of all american and nato forces as the coalition enters its final stretch. they are all sporessed to withdraw from afghanistan next year. he takes over from general john allen who president obama wants as the next head of nato forces in europe. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, grammy organizers grabbed the headline when they put out this list, this dress code for the stars. >> when you tell some of the biggest name in mousse you can they can't do something, guess what happens? we'll have a look at some red carp earth rule fortunating when we come back. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. ♪ yer always aft
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
:24. the man to become nato's top commander is considering retiring. a member of general john allen's staff said he may take time to spend with his family before taking on another assignment. he found himself caught up in the embarrassing e-mails in the petraeus scandal. after months of investigating, general allen was cleared of any wrongdoing and the whiept house was -- white house was expected to proceed with his nomination to head nato. >>> the nationals are in florida. we'll be at their new train -- the redskins are expected to break ground on their new training facility. we'll be there. >>> a move will create the largest airline. monika? >> there are so many accidents out there. there are too many to mention. this is what they're causing. with icy conditions southbound 270 slowed down basically out of frederick off and on through germantown toward i-370. also old georgetown affected at the beltway. colesville road closed at the beltway with icy conditions as well. i'll have the long list for you coming up in about three >>> we are back at 6:29. this is always the place to get your wea
Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
cross is helping families. >>> there is a new commander at the helm of nato forces in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford took the lead. he says despite the change in command, the goal of the coalition forces is still the same. >> what has not changed is a discipline in the spirit of the team. what is not changed the growing capability of our afghan partners, the afghan national security forces. >> he replaces general john allen who has been nominated to become the head of nato forces in europe. allen was exonerated in an investigation of questionable e- mail exchanges. former vice president dick  cheney believes president obama is jeopardizing national security. cheney spoke to a republican state convention yesterday in wyoming. he told that crowd the president's cabinet nominations are quote second rate people. he says the choices for secretary of state cia and defense secretary will degrade the military and limit the ability of future presidents to respond to foreign crisis. >>> a peace walk was held in memory of trayvon martin. martin was shot by george zimmerman. he
Feb 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
. it is important for the region. it's also clearly important for the country of afghanistan and nato and the united states of america. >> general rodrigues, i would like your opinion to why this matters in detection of our country, our interests and we sacrifice so much there and obviously it is important we understand why does the stable afghanistan, the outcome matter? >> a stable afghanistan means that is one of the things that was the objective that never became a haven for al qaeda so it could attack those u.s. homeland come to u.s. interests and allies worldwide. >> thank you. i'll have follow up questions for both of you. >> thank you, senator. senator reid. >> thank you for your service to the army and the nation and i can't think of to our dedicated and experienced is you've been assigned. but the third idea come your major general in afghanistan attempt not to vision. you were three-star in iraq and the multinational forces. you are maybe one of the few going where you've commanded every officer level, is that correct? >> that's correct. i do think we could find a new and better acclimate
Feb 13, 2013 10:00am PST
nominee to be the supreme allied commander at nato in europe is likely to withdraw his name from consideration to avoid further questions at hearings, even though he's been cleared of all inpropriety regarding that jill kelley e-mail situation which emerged from the petraeus controversy. general allen has spoken with the secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chiefs. he has not spoken with the president who could still try to talk him out of it. but we're told that general allen is likely to withdraw his name from that top job at nato. >>> meanwhile, president obama is selling the message that helping the middle class is job one. even as the president spoke, it was clear looking at john boehner that the house speaker was not impressed. >> last night, the president offered up more of the same. higher taxes and more stimulus spending. and just as disappointing, we're weeks away from the president's sequester. >> joining me now is gene sperling, director of the national economic council and assistant to the president for economic policy for the white house. first of all, wha
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
. john, there is a crucial meeting next week of nato military personnel in brussels and the united states -- in relation to afghanistan, and the united states is now more likely to be sending a man who actually has said farewell to the defense department and wants to go to his farm and retire. it will have to do that rather than send the man the president has nominated. what does this say about this country in relation to what is an ongoing war in afghanistan. >> well, there are an awful lot of important issue that is relate to the pentagon and to the u.s. military that will just be held in abians -- >> what do you think the british military and the french think when leon panetta turns up? >> well, they like leon panetta but what they will think is what they have been thinking for the last 2 1/2 years, is that the republican party in the united states has gone off the rails and is obstructing the normal order of business of the world's only super power, and this is the first time, martin, in the history of the defense department going back to the 1940s that there's been a filibuster of a
Feb 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
. they weren't. they weren't even ready, charlie to -- you're an hour away from one of our great nato bases over there. especially a place that's been hit repeatedly. especially when you've got terrorists, not some goofy movie maker stimulating the attacks against benghazi and much as i love my friend leon panetta i heard him say "we were 16 to 17 hours away to mount an attack." hogwash! that's a terrible way to run an operation. the reason they didn't want to admit there was a terrorist attack is that that would put the lie to the whole notion that would solve the problem and therefore they could now pivot to asia, pull dwn the forc, get out of iraq, get out of afghanistan, is reduce our difference the middle east because we didn't have to worry about it anymore. now you've got all across north africa developing area where the terrorists are going to find safe havens and places from which they can train and operate. you have problems in mali, egypt libya, tunisia, all across north africa and -- >> rose: you do indeed. so therefore the idea of taking out in yemen an american citizen who had
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
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